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01 January 2005


charles roeder

This is my fundraising idea for the tsunami.The tsunami happened at the same time many bloggers were typing messages. Some of those bloggers were in the places the wave hit. I suggest that someone find those messages and combine them to make a story that would simulate being in a chat room with people from all over the affected region. It begins with someone in Sumatra feeling the shockwave through his keyboard. Then it goes on with messages from people writing about what was happening where they were. It includes the last message typed by someone at a beach resort, who was telling her friend about the wonderful time they were having there, and another message written at the exact same time by someone in a place that had already been hit, about the wave that was going to that resort. I don't know how to use a computer so I cant complete this project, but someone who could search the hard drives to find these messages would have more than enough to make a story,that would go on a website where many people would read the story. There would be advertising on this site to talk people into donating money to a relief fund. I don't know if such a thing would work, but its something that someone should try.

Neville Hobson

Great suggestion, Charles. That looks like the type of thing worth suggesting to, say, the BBC who are doing a tremendous job in their reporting.

Some other ideas include BlogAid (http://www.blogaid.org.uk/) which I've posted about today; and ReliefSearch (http://www.ReliefSearch.org) which I've just been reading about.

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